wildcat strikes

Direct action gets the goods in Brazil

Faced with with over 1,000 redundancies, Brazilian GM workers walk off the job, and occupy the busiest highway route in the country. The bosses cave in, suspend their redundancy plans, and give the workers paid leave for their wildcat action.

The ILWU longshore struggle in Longview and beyond: a class struggle critique

This article from August 10th, 2012 is an important rebuttal to accounts of the Longview struggle proffered by union bureaucrats and their champions. Jack Heyman is a retired Oakland longshoreman who participated in many of the Bay Area solidarity actions described in this article.

The Canadian postal workers wildcat strike 1965

During 1955-1965 the volume of mail posted in Canada more than doubled. The number of postal workers did not - instead, the bosses forced workers to double their speed, work extra hours without overtime pay, and often forced to work over twelve hours a day. In order to keep up such a gruelling work rate – supervisors subjected workers to constant threats, bullying, and harassment.

Court injunction issued in an attempt to break Canadian wildcat strike

Supreme court in Newfoundland issues injunction against construction workers in order to break an unofficial strike over pay.

Balfour Beatty construction workers win swift victory in unofficial action

Balfour Beatty construction workers - the majority non-union - take successful unofficial strike action after management failed to keep their promises about time off for weekends.

Class Struggle in Vietnam: From the Colonial Yoke to Wage Slavery for Global Capital

Following a recent wave of strikes in Vietnam, Insurgent Notes discuss capitalist development and class struggle in the country.

Wildcat London bus action, complete with blockades

A short piece in the Evening Standard yesterday mentioned a wildcat bus action in North London yesterday. This is the only place I could find any mention of it on the internet. Anyone know any thing else?

Resistance is high; garment workers force shutdown in 350 factories

Ashulia barricade - June 2012

The resurgence of unrest in the Bangladeshi garment sector continues with over 500,000 workers now locked out in Ashulia...

Mauritanian mining strike over - workers win their demands

Tasiast gold mine (photo CGTM)

This time last week libcom reported on striking gold miners in Mauritania - after five days of strike action, the miners have won their demands and returned to work.

600 Mauritanian gold miners launch illegal work stoppage

Tasiast gold mine (photo CGTM)

Around 600 miners employed by Kinross, Canada's third largest gold miner, walked off the job on Monday 4th June.